President to Sign Farm Bill on Thursday
The White House announced that President Trump plans to sign the Agriculture Improvement Act of 2018 into law on Thursday of this week. As previously reported, the bill includes the Research and Wood Innovation Grant Program Sections of the Timber Innovation Act and prevents federal agencies from giving procurement preference to wood products beyond the requirements laid out by the USDA BioPreferred program. The Forestry in the Farm Bill Coalition has composed a side by side of all forestry priorities in the farm bill, which you can read here.
Thank you to the SLMA members that contacted their Member of Congress in support of these priorities, and please remember to thank your Senators and Representatives for supporting forestry in the farm bill.